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Window-mount Lightning Photography Question

Zep

Milwaukee/Waukesha area, US
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Zep Basic Member
Sun 14-Mar-04 03:55 PM

I need a way to capture lightning images from my car, where it's safe and dry. I purchased a window-mount for my camera but I can't think of a way to construct a little "roof" that would shelter my camera from the elements.

I thought about getting some type of flexible clamp that would mount to the driver's window and the other end would secure a piece of plexiglass or similar above the camera, allowing the rain to run off the plexiglass and away from the camera.

I speculate the problem with this solution would be that the diverted rain would drip in front of the camera - and the lens.

Has anyone created a solution to this or seen a commercial product for lightning photography? I'd also be open to any suggestions on an easier place to photograph lightning. I just figured the car is a relatively safe place to be in a such an environment.

FYI- I also posted this in the Tripods, Heads, and Camera-support forum. Thanks for the help!


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